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Weekend Music Break, N°34

Pretty much all of this week’s artist are regular guests on the blog. First up: Pitcho. Remember him. Second, lifted from his ‘Jama ko’ record, here’s a Mali-shot video for Bassekou…..

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Friday Bonus Music Break, N°28

Kuduro pioneer Sebem (fresh out of prison; he was in for repeated traffic violations, from what I understand) has a new video out (above); the clip’s rural setting is surprising,…..

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Music Break

Last month, Alex Dende aka Lexxus Legal was awarded the ‘African Renaissance Prize’ at the Black World Festival in Dakar for his long-time commitment to and support of the rap…..

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Children of Kinshasa

If you have seen the 1987 movie La Vie est Belle (Life is Rosy), you probably remember the aspiring musician Kourou (played by Papa Wemba) getting himself in some trouble…..